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    Destiny Williams
    5 Destiny Williams
    Hometown:
    Benton Harbor, Mich.

    High School:
    Benton Harbor

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Forward

    AT ILLINOIS
    2009-10 - Freshman: Played in one game for the Fighting Illini ... Scored one point in seven minutes in the season-opener at Temple ... Was put on an indefinite leave of absence after the first game before transferring in Jan. 2010.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Won a gold medal with the U.S. U19 National Team at 2009 U19 World Championships July 23-Aug. 2 in Bangkok, Thailand ... Averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for Team USA during World's and led the team in rebounding twice ... Ranked as the No. 8 senior in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz and was No. 16 according to Blue Star ... McDonald's All-America selection, the first Illinois signee ever to receive the honor ... Also a WBCA high school All-American ... 2008-09 Gatorade Michigan Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... Two-time first team All-State selection by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News ... Averaged 29.9 points, 16.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 4.5 blocks as a senior ... Led Benton Harbor to a Class A state championship and 25-2 record as a senior, with a double-double of 31 points and 21 rebounds in the title game ... Named 2008 Michigan Class A Player of the Year by the Associated Press after averaging 24.5 points, 13.9 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 3.7 as a junior and leading her school to a 17-2 record ... Averaged 25.3 points, 14.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a sophomore to earn All-State (AP and Coaches), All-Conference and All-City accolades ... Attended the Nike Skills Regional Academy in 2007 ... High school coach was Lou Harvey ... Played for the Michigan Crossover AAU team and coach Emez Oliver along with fellow Illini signee Brianna Jones ... Also considered Maryland, Georgia and Louisville before choosing Illinois.

    PERSONAL
    Born Sept. 20, 1991 ... Daughter of Dewayne Bonds and Angliea Brohiri ... Has three sisters, Demishia (24), Dominique (22) and Oanika (17) ... Serves as an usher at Ebenezer Baptist Church ... Lists hobbies as swimming and walking ... Earliest basketball memory was playing on an all boys team in fourth grade ... Says her mother most influenced her athletic career because "she saw my potential at a young age and loved the game for me before I learned to love it myself."

    Williams' Career Statistics

    Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
    Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
    2009-10 1-0 7 7.0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
    TOTAL 1-0 7 7.0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.0

    updated May 2010

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